AXPONA 2017: Lee’s Best of Show

June 24, 2017

This year’s AXPONA was the second one I attended and I thought it was a very well produced event.  Many manufacturers were represented and attendance appeared very healthy.  And there is no shortage of good out-of-the-hotel dining [...]

AXPONA 2016: Blue Smoke locates Black Box

May 18, 2016

Usually in the high-end, “blue smoke” is not something you want to hear in the same sentence as “tubes.” Unless, of course, we’re talking about Blue Smoke Entertainment Systems and their AXPONA 2016 room, which featured gear from Valve [...]

RMAF 2014: VAC versus the Real Thing

October 12, 2014

By John Stancavage Valve Amplification Company was spinning one great LP after another at RMAF 2014, when suddenly an attractive blond woman on the first row jumped out of her seat. “Where did you get that?” she asked, as the VAC rep placed a [...]